In the imaginative urban landscapes of Berlin and Dresden, enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how committed artists and private collectors have transformed these German cities into cultural meccas. Over five nights in Berlin, you will experience inside looks at museums and private collections in surprising settings, including Sammlung Boros, a former World War II-era bunker that now hosts a revered contemporary art collection. At the newly opened Neues Museum, designed by David Chipperfield, admire its collection of Greek and Egyptian treasures. Join legendary art collectors at their home for an exclusive viewing of their private contemporary art holdings, including works by Louise Bourgeois and George Baselitz. At the Gemäldegalerie, enjoy an unprecedented exhibition of paintings by 15th-century Flemish master Hugo van der Goes.
Venture to beautiful Dresden in the eastern German state of Saxony, where highlights include a visit to Dresden Castle, once the official residence of Saxony's electors and kings. Have a privately guided tour of its Green Vault, Europe's most extensive collection of precious treasures, from goldwork to crown jewels, and discover sumptuous 18th-century Meissen porcelain in the newly restored State Apartments. Also, tour Zwinger Palace to discover the world's largest collection of specialist ceramics.